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Estimating the burden of non–communicable diseases in low– and middle–income countries

Chan, Kit Yee and Adeloye, Davies and Grant, Liz and Kolcˇic, Ivana and Marušic, Ana (2012) Estimating the burden of non–communicable diseases in low– and middle–income countries. Editorial, 2 (2).

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Abstract

Non-communicable causes of death and disability will dominate global health agenda for the foreseeable future. The progress in addressing their burden and achieving measurable reduction in low– and middle– income countries (LMICs) will likely require similar steps that were effective in reducing maternal and child mortality globally: (i) defining the size of the burden and the main causes responsible for the majority of the burden; (ii) understanding the most important risk factors and their importance in different contexts; (iii) systematically assessing the effectiveness and cost of the interventions that are feasible and available in LMICs; and (iv) formulating evidence–based health policies that will define appropriate health care and health research priorities to tackle the burden in the most cost–effective way.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 12:43
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 12:43
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5720

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